May 24 / 14.25 Punchestown

14.25 Punchestown

Good

Bar One Racing 50Euro Free Bet Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5205.88
  • 2m 0f 115y
  • 19 runners
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Bar One Racing 50Euro Free Bet Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 0000-

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Probably unsuited by soft ground at Naas in March on his first handicap hurdle attempt; seemingly no chance with Birdsandthebees on that running, but clearly a different proposition now that his career has taken a turn for the better with back-to-back wins on the Flat at Limerick and Gowran; good ground key; potential handicap blot.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

16

31st Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 160y

14:00 Galway

Unanswered

11st 2lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: A J Martin

Impressive when winning over hurdles at Punchestown in May and has been in fine form on the Flat either side of that run, including when narrowly denied here on both Wednesday and Friday; hit with a 13lb rise back in this sphere and further progress is required but he's hard to rule out in his current form.

6/1

2nd

13

(8)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:40 Galway

Unanswered

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: A J Martin

towards rear of midfield, pushed along and prominent on outer 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed final 110yds, kept on

7/2

2nd

19

(7)

27th Jul 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

20:20 Galway

Unanswered

9st 7lb

J: W J Lee

T: A J Martin

prominent, pushed along under 3f out, outpaced 2f out, headway and chased clear leader inside final furlong, ridden and kept on strongly final 110yds, hard ridden and made strong challenge towards finish, just held

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: /U730-

Last run: 117 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Flat winner for Kevin Prendergast on quick ground; third placing here last October gives him a chance; soft ground probably against him at Gowran in January.
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Verdict Starting price

21

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Muntahez

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

Third reserve; two good runs earlier in the season but well-beaten at Kilbeggan six days ago; needs to bounce back

8th

2

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Muntahez

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

prominent, soon raced in second, ridden and lost position after 2 out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

6

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

19:00 Roscommon

Muntahez

11st 9lb

J: Luke Carberry

T: Aidan Anthony Howard

disputed lead early, led clearly after 2nd, mistake and reduced lead 4 out, joined when pushed along before 3 out, headed from 3 out, soon ridden and lost second, weakened and lost third run-in

8/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.50

Form: 0000-P

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Not a huge price when pulled-up on handicap debut at Clonmel; big improvement needed with tongue-tie.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

17th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:00 Sligo

He’s Leading Me On

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: L Young

midfield, headway from 3 out, disputed lead 2 out, led and went clear approaching last, ridden out run-in

7/2

1st

1

11th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 110y

20:00 Tramore

He’s Leading Me On

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: L Young

held up in midfield, headway and prominent 5th, smooth headway and made challenge 2 out, soon led, ridden clear approaching last, kept on strongly, comfortably

7/4

2nd

4

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

He’s Leading Me On

11st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: L Young

midfield, good headway after 3 out, chased leaders going okay before 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden when hampered last, ran on run-in

7/2

66/1

  • Place: £22.80

Form: 000-

Last run: 224 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Nothing in three maiden outings last season to suggest winning potential.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Miala Araya

11st 3lb

J: Ian Power

T: Patrick Breen

sweating, took keen hold, prominent, pulled way into lead after 3rd, joined 5th, ridden when headed before 3 out, mistake and fell heavily 3 out

12/1

4th

16

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Miala Araya

11st 3lb

J: Ian Power

T: Patrick Breen

Nothing in three maiden outings last season to suggest winning potential.

66/1

19

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

19:20 Clonmel

Miala Araya

11st 3lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Patrick Breen

Form: 00F0-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Huge price in four maiden hurdle outings, impossible to make a case for him.
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12

7th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 165y

15:30 Downpatrick

Only One Plan

11st 7lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

Stayed on to decent effect when third to a subsequent winner at Killarney last month; longer trip should suit and no surprise should he get involved; tongue-tie tried here.

8/1

6th

15

15th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:50 Killarney

Only One Plan

10st 11lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: P J Rothwell

close up, pressed leader after 2nd, ridden and weakened before 3 out

33/1

Form: 0634F- BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Beaten favourite on last three runs; good runs over longer distances at this venue and at Gowran; was staying on when falling two out in 2m Clonmel event nine weeks ago; possible that everything will fall into place for him.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Worcester

Mise Raftaire

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

in touch with leaders, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

8/1

6th

17

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Mise Raftaire

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Anthony McCann

Beaten favourite on last three runs; good runs over longer distances at this venue and at Gowran; was staying on when falling two out in 2m Clonmel event nine weeks ago; possible that everything will fall into place for him.

6/1

16

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 5f 61y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Mise Raftaire

11st 3lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Anthony McCann

Second reserve; proving expensive to follow, beaten favourite last 3 starts, though still not out of it when a faller two out at Clonmel last time; one to consider if getting a run.

Form: 00624- BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Fine effort when second at Naas on handicap debut in March, another solid display when fourth at Clonmel last month; fair chance of reaching the money again.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

5th Aug 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

17:50 Wexford

Good Man Turk

11st 7lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Matthew J Smith

travelled strongly, held up in rear, going easily and headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), shaken up when prominent approaching last, pushed along and kept on well run-in, went second final strides

10/1

4th

10

21st Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:45 Limerick

Good Man Turk

10st 12lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Matthew J Smith

held up in rear, headway and joined leaders 10th, led 11th, headed after 3 out, every chance 2 out, lost second last, weakened final 110yds

7/1

Form: 2548-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Showed definite potential for minor success last summer, especially when second at Roscommon in June; likely to show the benefit of recent reappearance when finishing in mid-division at Down Royal.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

18

1st Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 180y

16:00 Cork

Grinn

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: David M O’Brien

in rear, pushed along and headway when badly hampered 3 out, not recover

12/1

5th

16

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Grinn

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden but outpaced after 2 out, mistake and hampered last, soon no extra

5/1

3rd

14

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Grinn

10st 13lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: David M O’Brien

midfield, mistake 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

7/1

Form: 2648P/

Last run: 581 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Four-time Flat winner; best hurdles form was in two Bellewstown handicaps two seasons ago; a long way below his best on his last three Flat outings before a change of stable.
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3

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

19:15 Limerick

Shamad

11st 11lb

J: Conor Orr

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

towards rear, good headway after 3 out, pushed along and keeping on when mistake and fell 2 out

33/1

3rd

8

(5)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Shamad

11st 5lb

J: Mr J J O’Haire

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

pushed along briefly, made all, soon clear, reduced lead before halfway, went clear again going easily over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, eased towards finish

5/1

10th

1

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 175y

13:15 Tramore

Shamad

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Nigel Thomas Slevin

towards rear of midfield, ridden on inner after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 49794-

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Fourth on handicap debut in a 25-runner Naas event won by the owner with a well-backed runner; obvious chance on that basis, but the concern now is that Unanswered (in rear in that Naas event) has since turned a corner with two Flat wins; interesting to see how the market rates the pair.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Birdsandthebees

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Fourth on handicap debut in a 25-runner Naas event won by the owner with a well-backed runner; obvious chance on that basis, but the concern now is that Unanswered (in rear in that Naas event) has since turned a corner with two Flat wins; interesting to see how the market rates the pair.

7/2

4th

16

13th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 80y

15:30 Naas

Birdsandthebees

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Padraig Roche

Sole bumper run was quite encouraging, may be ready to slot into handicap hurdle company having had three maiden runs in recent months; owner possibly has a stronger candidate in Better Times Ahead.

12/1

Form: P/090-

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Strong trainer/rider combination; hard to fancy; always at the back when 100-1 on her handicap debut at Tramore last October.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Nobrainnoheadache

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

midfield, good headway and prominent 3 out, pushed along and went second on turn before 2 out, shaken up to lead after 2 out, ridden clear final 110yds

20/1

11th

18

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Nobrainnoheadache

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Strong trainer/rider combination; hard to fancy; always at the back when 100-1 on her handicap debut at Tramore last October.

33/1

12th

11

14th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Tramore

Nobrainnoheadache

11st 4lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Handicap debut but no encouragement to be derived from four runs in maidens; in-form jockey a plus.

16/1

Form: 08/00-

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
First of three handicap runs was respectable but two subsequent efforts were poor; lacks a recent outing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

10

1st Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Wexford

Hisdaywillcome

11st 7lb

J: Mr R Sugrue

T: Thomas Cooper

in touch with leaders, chased leaders after 2nd, briefly went second 6th, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up 2 out

5/1

Form: 000F7-

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Looks limited on the form he has shown in five maiden hurdle outings; not an obvious contender.
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3rd

11

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Hard Target

11st 1lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: David Harry Kelly

towards rear, midfield after 5th, headway and pressed leaders when ridden before 2 out, not fluent when jumped slightly left 2 out, keeping on and went second approaching last, kept on but no extra when lost second towards finish

14/1

6th

11

4th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 175y

13:15 Tramore

Hard Target

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: David Harry Kelly

prominent, went second 3 out, pushed along and lost two places before 2 out, ridden and went second after last, kept on well towards finish, always held

25/1

13th

13

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Hard Target

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: David Harry Kelly

Looks limited on the form he has shown in five maiden hurdle outings; not an obvious contender.

33/1

Form: 46680- CD

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Only two wins from 37 runs over hurdles; has run well when fresh in the past, but getting on in years now and may need the run after a break.
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2nd

7

14th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:15 Tramore

Jazz Ranger

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, headway 4 out, in touch with leaders when pushed along before 2 out, keeping on when ridden on outer after last, went second towards finish, no match for winner

10/1

6

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:30 Sligo

Jazz Ranger

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

No wins since 2020 and seems a fair way below his best this summer; down another 2lb but not getting any younger and others preferred.

16/1

8th

12

19th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 95y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Jazz Ranger

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: James Andrew Fahey

towards rear of midfield, headway after 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, no impression approaching last

20/1

Form: 570/

Last run: 637 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Fit from the Flat and was placed three starts back, a long time since his last hurdles run; others preferred in the circumstances.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

4

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Lucky Number

11st 12lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Oliver McKiernan

Fit from the Flat and was placed three starts back, a long time since his last hurdles run; others preferred in the circumstances.

14/1

9th

13

(11)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 84y

19:10 Sligo

Lucky Number

8st 7lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Oliver McKiernan

4th

11

(9)

4th May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Lucky Number

9st 4lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Oliver McKiernan

Form: 008-0

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
In very capable hands but very hard to discern promise from maiden form; any market support would put his chance in a different perspective; third reserve.
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16th

24

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Not So Proper

11st 8lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: C Byrnes

In very capable hands but very hard to discern promise from maiden form; any market support would put his chance in a different perspective; third reserve.

10th

8

13th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:55 Kilbeggan

Not So Proper

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

No sign of ability yet.

50/1

8th

5

21st Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 30y

16:45 Kilbeggan

Not So Proper

11st 12lb

J: Donal McInerney

T: C Byrnes

Form: /0029-

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Decent chance on the basis of Clonmel second in March; failed to replicate that form when wearing first-time cheekpieces at Ballinrobe.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

14th Aug 2022

Good

1m 7f 150y

15:25 Tramore

Early Arrival

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liam Casey

didn't jump with fluency, midfield early, bit short of room when bumped 1st, dropped to rear when not fluent 2nd, minor headway 8th, pushed along after 3 out, made no impression

25/1

6th

6

17th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 170y

14:57 Tipperary

Early Arrival

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Liam Casey

towards rear, no impression from 3 out

25/1

17th

5

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Early Arrival

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Liam Casey

Decent chance on the basis of Clonmel second in March; failed to replicate that form when wearing first-time cheekpieces at Ballinrobe.

12/1

Form: 0009P-

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Made mistakes at Kilbeggan a month ago; will need to jump much better to give herself any chance.
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18th

7

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Free Birds Fly

11st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Made mistakes at Kilbeggan a month ago; will need to jump much better to give herself any chance.

50/1

10

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Free Birds Fly

10st 11lb

J: B J Cooper

T: P A Fahy

40/1

9th

7

25th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 188y

14:10 Thurles

Free Birds Fly

11st 4lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

Shown very little in a pair of maiden hurdles and a bumper so far; back down in trip.

33/1

Form: P000-8

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Flat winner over 1m2f for William Haggas; may improve from recent handicap debut at Down Royal; has a bit to find with the more experienced Grinn on that running.
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1st

9

4th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 195y

18:00 Sligo

Just Jacob

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent in chasing group, went third 6th, went second and switched left approaching last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well

15/2

15th

20

8th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 190y

18:05 Cork

Just Jacob

10st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, raced wide when pushed along before 3 out, keeping on when ridden after 2 out, no extra run-in

16/1

14

24th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 115y

14:25 Punchestown

Just Jacob

11st 5lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner over 1m2f for William Haggas; may improve from recent handicap debut at Down Royal; has a bit to find with the more experienced Grinn on that running.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €1249.00
Straight Forecast €1196.00
Tricast €29942.90
Trifecta €5930.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Good Man Turk

The Irish Sun:

Birdsandthebees

SPOTLIGHT:

Unanswered

RP Ratings (IRE):

Mise Raftaire